MLB Latest Updates: The Marlins Finally Break the Silence On Trade For The Sharp-Hitting InfielderAmid…

The Marlins have stirred the trade market by parting ways with Luis Arraez, a key infielder, in a deal with the San Diego Padres. But their transactional activity might not end there.

Reports suggest that Miami is open to further trades, with an MLB executive indicating that the team is essentially “up for grabs,” as per Jon Heyman of The New York Post.

Such a move isn’t entirely unexpected from the Marlins, known for their history of restructuring through trades. With a disappointing 10-29 record, they find themselves out of contention in the National League, plagued by injuries that have sidelined all five starting pitchers from the previous season, leaving only Jesus Luzardo and Edward Cabrera to take the field in 2024.

The team’s offensive output has also suffered, compounded by the departure of power hitter Jorge Soler to the San Francisco Giants in free agency. Consequently, attention turns to who else might be on the trade block.

While some key players like Sandy Alcantara and Jazz Chisholm may be considered off-limits, others such as Josh Bell and Jake Burger, acquired during last year’s trade deadline, could be potential trade assets. Despite their struggles this season, Burger, in particular, boasts a strong track record, having hit 34 home runs with an OPS of .828 in the previous year.

Marlins Jake Burger and Josh Bell next to a for sale sign

Outfielder Bryan De La Cruz, currently performing well with a .269/.315/.474 slash line, could also attract interest from other teams. Additionally, relief pitcher Tanner Scott might draw attention as a potential trade piece.

With the trade deadline still a few months away on July 30, the Marlins have time to assess their options and make further moves. While Bell’s departure seems likely, the fate of other players remains uncertain, leaving room for speculation about the team’s next steps in reshaping its roster.

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